Finishing Touches and Playing With Colour

Line drawing of St Pauls Cathedral At the end of last week I finished the 20 Minutes a Day Challenge. I drew for 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week for 2 weeks, and added 9 new drawings to my sketchbook, including this one of St Paul's Cathedral. I also made a start on a 10th drawing which I finished on Monday this week (and I spent a bit longer than 20 minutes doing that). Working for only 20 minutes each day was a challenge because I have a tendency to push myself. Sometimes I push myself too much and either get exhausted, or

By | March 31st, 2016|Drawing|0 Comments

Working at a Gentler Pace

Line Drawings In January, even though I was feeling quite low in energy, I took part in a drawing challenge with Lisa Congdon, where I drew every single day of the month. Around teh same time I also took an intensive online course with Lisa, over 3 days. Once January was over there was a short break before the new Sketchbook Skool kourse started, which was fun but lots of work too. At the same time I was working on getting things ready for my new Etsy shop, which opened at the beginning of March. So although winter is a low energy time of year for me, I was doing quite a lot of creative work. This week I've relaxed into a gentler pace, thanks to

By | March 17th, 2016|Creativity, Drawing|3 Comments

Affordable Original Art

Watercolour print of cakes A few weeks ago I had some of my drawings digitally printed, and at the end of last week I opened the doors to my brand new Etsy shop. Over time, I'm hoping to expand the range of things I sell but right now there are 7 different A5-sized (210mm x 148mm, or approximately 5.83 inches x 8.27 inches) digital prints of my drawings for sale, including the one at the top of this post. 4 prints are of watercolour drawings from my sketchbooks, and the other

By | March 8th, 2016|Drawing, Shop|0 Comments